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2016 Cadillac ATS-V Leaked




450 hp and 445 lb-ft out of a twin turbo V6, six speed manual and an e-locking differential, probably of the same variety used on the C7 Corvette Stingray. These details are just about enough to know about the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V to know that you want one. The ATS-V seems to have been leaked yesterday and it looks menacing. The fantastic looking ATS has been chiseled to produce a much more aggressive look that is distinctly Cadillac but the good news don't stop there.




More juicy bits include titanium connecting rods, two water-to-air intercoolers, titanium turbines for the turbos and an additional radiator dedicated to cooling the gearbox and diff. GM has been using Michelin tires on many high performance models and this is no exception as Pilot Super Sport tires will keep this car stuck to the road and suspension roll stiffness has been turned up 50%.




The car should weigh around 3,600 lb and while that isn't lightweight, it's right around what you would expect right now for a small, fast luxury coupe. The M3/M4 cars come a little under 3,600 lb but with the Cadillac's added power, the little additional weight should not be a problem. Judging by the Corvette's performance at Car and Driver's Lightning Lap 2014, this car will probably punch far above its weight its weight. I suspect that, at VIR during next year's Lightning Lap, the ATS-V should be at least as quick as the Camaro ZL1 which posted a lap time of 2:57.5, the same as an Audi R8 V10 Plus.




If I had one compliant, it would be the quad exhaust arrangement which looks a little too similar to the M-division BMW's. I like the look, but I don't like that it isn't unique. Other than that, the car looks great and sounds like it will drive even better. Hopefully, we get to find out more details at the LA Auto Show, which should also include the reveal of another very highly anticipated car. The performance model that has been teased by Ford which is expected to be the Mustang GT350.


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